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Twilight at Taronga presented by Mastercard presents


6:00pm, Fri 28 January, 2022

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It’s with a heavy heart that Taronga announces the cancellation of the 2022 Twilight at Taronga Concert Series.

This decision was not made lightly and takes into account both the safety of our concert guests, staff, artists, crew and broader community, as well as our ability to deliver an experience that meets the expectations of our guests who have purchased tickets.

We are extremely proud of the Twilight at Taronga experience which is renowned for its unique and energetic space. Regrettably, with the current public health measures in place and largely sold out shows that would see guests in close proximity and unable to socially distance, our event space does not comply with the current requirements for a COVID-safe event.

Taronga is a passionate and long-term supporter of the live music industry, with 2022 set to be Twilight at Taronga’s 26th year. As devastating as this is, the health and wellbeing of the whole community remains paramount.

We would like to thank all of the Twilight, and Taronga community, for their support and look forward to coming back with another unforgettable series when the circumstances allow.
 Taronga is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to secure a shared future for wildlife and people. Events like Twilight at Taronga not only provide revenue to support Taronga’s vital conservation work in Australia and around the world, but also connect guests with wildlife and the pressing challenges they face such as this year’s support of Taronga’s Litter Free Oceans campaign.

Although the series will not be going ahead this year, you can make a donation here. Any donation made today will allow Taronga to continue to support initiatives such as Litter Free Oceans, as well as continue to breed threatened species, carry on vital scientific research and deliver conservation programs here in Australia and across the globe.
 Taronga Zoo remains open for day guests to visit, and to connect with and learn more about wildlife.

The Twilight at Taronga 2022 series opener is acclaimed multi-ARIA Award winning acoustic troubadour Josh Pyke who is returning to the Twilight at Taronga stage for the second time.

Since breaking out to widespread success with the release of debut album ‘Memories & Dust’ in 2007, ARIA Award winner Josh Pyke has cultivated a strong community of supporters around Australia and beyond. Testament to his authentic and deep-set connection to the craft of music and its uniting appeal, each record Pyke has released in the years since have brought him closer to his fans, while his profile has elevated to being one of the most beloved and respected Australian songwriters of the last decade. 

With six acclaimed albums under his belt, Pyke’s creativity has long extended well beyond that discipline. He has ventured into the world of children’s books, releasing the award-nominated Lights Out, Leonard as well as co-authoring A Banana Is A Banana with renowned entertainer Justine Clarke. He also snuck a self-produced punk album onto streaming services under the name Sword Owls (a name conceived by one of his sons while still in kindergarten).

His philanthropic work has included the development of the Josh Pyke Partnership, as well as his Busking For Change initiative and continued work as an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

 After enduring a tumultuous year where nothing was certain, and we all had to navigate our new normals the best we could, Pyke found solace in music. His new music – as with ‘Rome’ – isn’t necessarily defined by the new pandemic age, but it’s a way for people to find light in things again. The way he constructs and delivers a narrative through music makes Pyke an artist with longevity; a timeless quality in his songwriting that shines with each release.